“If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?” –Eihei Dōgen I recently immersed myself in the craft of shaving with a nineteenth-century straight razor. It’s an interesting journey for sure, and the benefits are numerous. There are no more nicks and scratches, it saves
Monthly Archives:: March 2012
Personal Statements and Scholarship Essays
It’s that time of year again: Time to submit scholarship and admission applications! This is always a frustrating time for students, because there are so many extras involved in the application process. Asking for recommendation letters, writing essays, and composing the ever-ambiguous purpose statement can lead to what I like to call “application freak-out.” Application
Read to Write
As tutors we often hear students’ frustrations about not being able to have enough to write about for writing assignments. If this is a problem for you, the first thing you might want to try is reading. This might not be the best time to pick up the latest vampire series, though. Try reading something
Have a big project? The writing center can help with that too!
Usually you’ll hear that the writing center sees two main types of appointments: 30 minute sessions for papers 5 pages or less, or 1 hour sessions for papers 6-10 pages. What you may not know is that we do see students who need to work on longer projects. These big papers can benefit just as